I was in the Library the other day, £ WCW, I mean, a girl gotta do her assignments! wink*. My frequent readers already know how much I adore African hair, so I see this pretty lady walk by right in front of me and her hair just looks awesome, she was in this combed up kinky Afro. (As in , it looked like, she woke up and combed her hair up-as a style. It was short so the Afro styling suited her just perfectly)
I could not help it! I called her so that I could appreciate her hair as well as ask whether I could take a photo of her lovely hair. “Your hair is so pretty”, I exclaimed. To my surprise, she said in a low voice, “oh my! Thank you so much, you are the first to tell me that my hair is beautiful, I walked into class today and everybody laughed, I felt so bad, I was actually waiting for this day to end.”
Seriously, this really hurt me. It hurt me so bad, that I felt the urge to share. Kindly note, all her classmates are black. The reason they laughed, I would love to know, because as far as nature is concerned, we ALL, as Africans have kinky hair. In other words, beauty has been defined in a manner that, only when you wearing a wig, a weave , an extension, anything artificial, is the only form you can be beautiful in, I say we stop this barbarism and primitiveness, and learn to accept ourselves. If this is who we have become, I wonder who we are yet to turn into. Who will love us, I we don’t even love and appreciate ourselves!! Kinky Is Unique and Beautiful.
What are we doing to ourselves?? We cannot change ourselves, our hair is naturally kinky. My mother always told us that if you know for a fact,that you cannot change something, try and embrace it! It is high time we embraced our kinky selves; I want to walk in the streets and see ladies, rocking their natural hair in total poise and confidence,(however they want to wear it) shout out to all the ladies, who are proudly African.
Quick Fact: We cannot change who we are. If you are white, you will remain white till you die, if you are black the case is the same, even if you go for lightening surgery, your hair will still grow kinky and the children you sire will remain black.Might as well learn to live with yourself.
We should learn how to accept ourselves just as we are, because its only in this way will we ever make progress.
Featured photo of her Excellency the First Lady Of the Republic Of Kenya- Margaret Kenyatta.
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